West Ham go into their final game of the season on a high after beating Manchester United in a dramatic night at the Boleyn Ground. They will look to secure European football next season against a Stoke side who have been in torrid form as of late.
Following on from a hectic night at the Boleyn Ground in midweek, the Hammers must now re-focus ahead of their clash with Stoke.
Their win against Manchester United keeps their Europa League qualification alive, but with Liverpool close on their tails, they must overcome a hard night at the Britannia.
Bilic will rely on Dimitri Payet and Andy Carroll – his current top goalscorers with nine each – who have both been in brilliant form in recent weeks.
They face a Stoke City side who are enduring an awful run of games. They haven’t won in their last six league fixtures and have consequently slipped to 10th in the table.
It would appear Mark Hughes’ side already have their flip-flops on, but he will be determined to finish in the top-half of the table this season and give their home fans something to cheer about on the final day.
Carl Jenkinson remains a long term absentee for the Hammers. The English full-back damaged his ACL at the start of the season and won’t be back until well into next season.
Bilic will also have to monitor his keeper Adrian, with the Spaniard suffering from a minor calf strain.
Stoke on the other hand are still without defender Marc Wilson, goalkeeper Jack Butland and midfielder Ibrahim Afellay – all of which will be eyeing a return next season.
They have goalkeeper issues of their own, with Shay Given suffering a minor groin injury, which makes him a slight doubt ahead of the final day clash.
League Positions: Stoke – 10th (48 pts); West Ham – 6th (62 pts)
Form: Stoke – DLLLDL; West Ham – DDWWLW
Previous Meeting: West Ham 0-0 Stoke – December, 2015; Premier League
Key Players: Stoke – Xherdan Shaqiri; West Ham – Dimitri Payet
Shoot Says: Stoke 2-3 West Ham